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May 2, 2009

I really want to know what’s ‘Shitapu’? I know it is sort of a game but how is it played.

I tried searching it over the internet but didn’t find a single link. Please help me understand this game.

PS: It’s very much possible I might have played it as a kid but we would call it by some other name.

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  1. May 3, 2009 4:16 am

    Just to give you an idea (from ) :

    ‘Shtapoo’ was another hot favourite among girls of all ages. Women played it in houses while young girls could be seen playing it in streets or in front of their homes.

    Shtapoo was a game usually played with an empty shoe polish container. The girls made six huge square boxes with chalk on the floor and threw the shoe-polish container backwards.

    Then they zigzagged through these boxes on one leg , with the other foot off the ground, to fetch this box.”


    • Ayesha permalink
      May 3, 2009 11:07 am

      Thanks for relieving me of that painful quest as to what ‘Shtapoo’ was 😛

      Guess what I’ve grown up playing that game in school and often used to play
      in the backyard all alone. We would call it ‘Chindro’.

      Sarah if you are reading this… it is called Hopscotch in English 🙂

  2. Asma Ahsan permalink
    May 5, 2009 6:12 am

    Here you go – details:

    We used to play this one – with 9 squares.

    More rules given here:

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 5, 2009 11:53 am

      Thanks for the info. Now I have no ambiguity in my mind regarding it 😀

    • Asma Ahsan permalink
      May 5, 2009 5:08 pm

      Just doing my job 😉

  3. May 7, 2009 4:43 pm

    the pain’s been relieved now 😀

    What lovely games we had :>

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 9, 2009 12:53 pm

      Yes, I miss those games (at times) 😛

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